Francesca joined the lab in 2021 as a M.S. NOAA-CESSRST (NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies) fellow. She graduated with a BS in Geology from the Earth & Atmospheric Science Department of the City College of New York. Her general research interests include ice-water and lava-water interactions on marine chemistry, biogeochemical cycling, and climate change. Her MS thesis focuses on the biogeochemistry in the coastal Arctic.